Day of Giving Friday: Begin It

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Graceful Damask Border, Spellbinders Art Deco Astoria Labels, Spellbinders  Classic Elegance Label - see full supply list and directions at
Good Morning sweet friends!  I hope you are making preparations for a family filled weekend that makes your holiday special.  I’m prepping kits for some upcoming event so the week has been full of binge watching some tv shows while I’m cutting.   Well, that’s more binge listening but I love a good series when I have time to see it at once – I’m not good at waiting week to week.  So,  I’m popping in today for a short Day of Giving Friday post – very short :-)  I shared this card previously on the Spellbinders Blog but someone asked if it would make it into the giveaway pile.  And I said, yep!!

This card is built on a base that is 5-1/2″x 7-1/2″.  I used Spellbinders S4-707 Graceful Damask Border to cut along the sides.  The side mounted borders give your card a very tall look and is really a kind of unique presentation when you do it to the back also.  I mounted the sentiment on a panel cut using Spellbinders S5-250 Art Deco Astoria Labels.  Lastly, to give a touch of elegance to the flowers, I added the flourish from Spellbinders S6-082 Classic Elegance Label.  I can’t wait to try this format with some of the other borders!

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Graceful Damask Border, Spellbinders Art Deco Astoria Labels, Spellbinders  Classic Elegance Label - see full supply list and directions at
For new readers, every Friday it’s my pleasure to give away a card.   The card goes to a randomly picked reader (worldwide) who leaves a comment in our conversation. Want to know more about Day of Giving, here’s a link to my FAQ’s just check out #11. You can check the list of winners HERE!   For your comment: What are you most grateful for today?

Stamps: Wordsworth
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Papertrey Ink
InkVersafine Onyx Black Ink
Accessories:   Spellbinders S4-707 Graceful Damask Border, Spellbinders S5-250 Art Deco Astoria Labels, Spellbinders S6-082 Classic Elegance Label, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Prima Flowers, The Paper Studio – Pearls



Bless you all!!  Enjoy your weekend!!

  • Jan CastleApril 14, 2017 - 1:19 pm

    Beautiful card Becca – great encouraging sentiment too!
    Today I most thankful that one of my best friends knew the Lord and so slipped away to Heaven yesterday. Even tho’ my heart hurts for her, I am rejoicing that she is in Heaven and knew she was going there!

    • SaraApril 14, 2017 - 2:55 pm

      I am touched, Jan, by your comment. There is such beauty in the passing of someone we love when they know the Lord. We are not in charge, HE is! Happy Easter. Rejoice in everything Easter…I’m sure your best friend is doing that as we write! Hugs, SaraReplyCancel

  • BenteApril 14, 2017 - 1:23 pm

    The card is gorgeous and so elegant!
    A lovely sentiment, too.
    Wish you a blessed Easter, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Lawanda TuckerApril 14, 2017 - 1:29 pm

    Thank you for sharing your artistic gift of making cards. I truly appreciate it. Today I am most thankful for my everything God has given me. Making a way out of no way for me (family, friends, employment).ReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwApril 14, 2017 - 1:44 pm

    A really beautiful card using one of my favourite border dies :) Really grateful to the Lord today for His gift of His Son!ReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieApril 14, 2017 - 1:44 pm

    Truly gorgeous card! I love these borders, they are so elegant. Today I am grateful to be home safety after a long drive and being stuck in traffic.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon TarpinuanApril 14, 2017 - 1:52 pm

    I love this elegant card. I am always grateful for my miracle granddaughter.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BoveApril 14, 2017 - 1:53 pm

    This is absolutely stunning!! Love that sentiment!

    I am most grateful for my family especially my children.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WApril 14, 2017 - 1:55 pm

    Hi Becca. Fab card as always. Grateful for all that I have. Happy Easter.ReplyCancel

  • Joni SApril 14, 2017 - 1:58 pm

    Love the sentiment on this card – and as always the card is so perfectly elegant! Today – I’m grateful for the silliness of a pregnant giraffe – who for the past few weeks has kept my mind light and calm in the midst of a politically troubled world. The grace of God in a giraffe for me.

    Blessings, and happy Easter, Becca!

  • Judy BennettApril 14, 2017 - 2:04 pm

    What a beautiful card Becca! I love the way you layered the Astoria labels in soft pastel pink and white. As always, your bow is awesome.

    As we celebrate Easter, I’m grateful for Jesus Christ who died for our sins, that He rose again, and that I know where I’ll be spending eternity.

    Have a blessed Easter!ReplyCancel

  • RayaApril 14, 2017 - 2:08 pm

    I am very grateful for my family and our health! Happy Easter!ReplyCancel

  • LoisApril 14, 2017 - 2:09 pm

    I am thankful for the resurrection of Christ my Lord, a strong faith in Him and for my loving family. Happy Easter to all. Your card is again so beautiful. I have to start using the borders for my cards. It adds so much beauty. The sayings are always meaningful. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • NancyApril 14, 2017 - 2:10 pm

    Love the way you used the border die on this card… very stunning!
    Today I am most grateful for my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!!!ReplyCancel

  • ElaineApril 14, 2017 - 2:12 pm

    A very beautiful card becca , i am grateful that my poorly son has a devoted loving wife to care for him.
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • RuthannApril 14, 2017 - 2:24 pm

    Another awesome card. I am greatful for everything the Lord has blessed me with. Especially thankful for my husband of 51 years.ReplyCancel

  • MildredApril 14, 2017 - 2:42 pm

    A very gorgeous card! I’m grateful that the sun is shining even though I know the rain is coming back any minute!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra MartinezApril 14, 2017 - 2:45 pm

    Oh my goodness, what is beautiful card. Just love the wording. I am grateful for my family and for being here another day in God’s glory!#ReplyCancel

  • LISA DUGGINApril 14, 2017 - 2:52 pm

    What I’m most grateful for today is that Jesus Christ died for me to pay the price for my sins! He did the same for all of us. Praise His name. Now we know He also was raised up from the dead that we may also spend an eternity with Him. Becca, you made such a wonderful card as always. I am thankful for you also. I come home from a very long day in the OR and need something beautiful to look at and there you are with something so special. I feel sometimes it is just for me. Easter Blessings to your, LisaReplyCancel

  • Lori SloanApril 14, 2017 - 2:56 pm

    What beauty and elegance Dear Becca! Thank you! God has blessed me with so much. Hmm. I was never blessed with children, but I am blessed with fur children…4 small dogs and 2 cats. My papillon puppy Walter is such a sassy pants…weighing just over 4lbs and 7.5 months old! He is going to be a great little agility competitor! I am also grateful for my card making…for my artistic side. I have learned soooo much from you. Thank you!!ReplyCancel

  • SaraApril 14, 2017 - 3:00 pm

    Becca, as usual your card today is so elegant and sweet…like you. I took the time to read some of the comments and it has occurred to me that I’m in very good company. There is a spiritual quality to your cards and words that you express to us each Friday. I find comfort and glee when I see an email from you that says AMAZING PAPER GRACE “Day of Giving, Friday”. Love you and what you do. Have a Blessed Easter! SaraReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellApril 14, 2017 - 3:01 pm

    My salvation first and most important. But my husband and son would be second. Very pretty cardReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanApril 14, 2017 - 3:02 pm

    Love the card. Today I am grateful for the beautiful sunny day, finding a boardwalk to explore, seeing a blue heron first one of the season, hearing from my son. Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • Rene StansellApril 14, 2017 - 3:08 pm

    Hi from Australia Becca,
    Your card is beautiful, today I am grateful for my family and I to be healthy, happy and safe.
    Rene from OZ xReplyCancel

  • christiApril 14, 2017 - 3:10 pm

    I am most grateful for my friends that accept me as my quirky self. love the card and the ideas that it spurs. thanks for the chance to win one of your beauties!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BastianApril 14, 2017 - 3:18 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • JoannaApril 14, 2017 - 3:19 pm

    Happy Easter!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy ShopeApril 14, 2017 - 3:26 pm

    As a cancer survivor, I am grateful for life, love, nature, family and friends. I’ve totally learned to count my blessings and not to sweat the small stuff. As usual, your card is awesome!?ReplyCancel

  • Cathie WearyApril 14, 2017 - 3:53 pm

    Beautiful card Becca. I am most grateful today that my children and grandchildren came for Easter. We will be spending time on Sunday with my 90 year old Mom with the whole family.ReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryApril 14, 2017 - 3:53 pm

    Love this card and have been trying to do this too Beca. what am I most grateful for? Good health… watching my brother with lung and live cancer and my SIL with pancreatic cancer I am so grateful that I am healthy. and intend to stay that way.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • Joy MossApril 14, 2017 - 3:54 pm

    Beautiful card! Love the flowers and the design. Grateful for: my only grandbaby! He’s now 8 months old and the love of my life. (Apologizes to my hubby for that! Lol.)ReplyCancel

  • KathyMApril 14, 2017 - 4:23 pm

    I am grateful that my mom taught me to always be open to the world around me and that there are two-thousand paths in every second. So I can always s start over or reset my attitude. Gotta love mom’s!!!ReplyCancel

  • Maxine DApril 14, 2017 - 4:29 pm

    Another beauty Becca – I am most grateful today not only that it is Easter and all that that means, but I am also very grateful for the hospice and the wonderful supportive staff where we currently are, and the way they care for both DH and myself.

  • Noelene ApapApril 14, 2017 - 4:30 pm

    Hi Becca,
    What a gorgeous card as always! Today I am grateful for Jesus in our lives & for the love of my family. We are not perfect, but we are always there for each other.
    Have a safe Holy & Happy Easter xReplyCancel

  • Pat GiuffreApril 14, 2017 - 4:34 pm

    Wow I just love this card! And that saying is right on!!!ReplyCancel

  • Gin K.April 14, 2017 - 4:40 pm

    What a lovely card. All of your cards are so fancy and beautiful! thanks for sharing. Have a blessed Easter!
    ~Gin K.~ReplyCancel

  • Marzee CarnesApril 14, 2017 - 4:55 pm

    This one is beautiful, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothApril 14, 2017 - 5:06 pm

    I love this dainty card so much. The sentiment is very encouraging on the very day I needed it the most! Thank You so much (((hugz))).

    What I am most Grateful for: The sacrifices of many Military Families and the Soldiers both two-legged and four-legged have made so I have the Freedoms I have today. Their Service is more appreciated than I can ever put into words. Words sometimes cannot convey the deep feelings I have. You see, my own father is a 3 Tour Vietnam Wart Veteran. I **SALUTE** them all.ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASApril 14, 2017 - 5:18 pm

    Hi Becca thank you for sharing this card it’s lovely !
    I am thankful for my world at the moment, there are always
    things going on good and bad ! but I do believe in the end
    it’s this what makes us better humans .
    HAPPY EASTER to everyone let’s not forget what EASTER is all about
    Hugs PamxxxReplyCancel

  • KathyApril 14, 2017 - 5:18 pm

    Love love your card as always…I’m happy that I can get around without my walker n cane this week…thanks for sharing. Paper hugsReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerApril 14, 2017 - 5:26 pm

    So grateful for God’s grace and mercy and that my son is home to celebrate Easter with us!ReplyCancel

  • BunnyApril 14, 2017 - 5:30 pm

    The card is beautiful.

    I am grateful that the Lord loved us enough to send His Son to die on the cross.

    When I hear people say, “Happy Good Friday”, it seems weird to be happy that Jesus suffered for us. But, I am happy that He did.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Van DyneApril 14, 2017 - 5:53 pm

    I am most grateful for this beautiful day after such a looong winter. However, I am very grateful for your talent and your desire to share it with us.ReplyCancel

  • TammieApril 14, 2017 - 5:57 pm

    Beautiful card. Wish I lived closer, I would help you ‘kit’. On this special Friday, I am most grateful for my Lord and Savior. Happy Easter!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKApril 14, 2017 - 6:01 pm

    Good morning Becca, Happy Easter!!! gorgeous gorgeous card!!! I’m grateful for my loving family!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonApril 14, 2017 - 6:05 pm

    I grateful for the facet that I went to visit my 92 year old friend and he was well and working in his garden and flower beds.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TwonApril 14, 2017 - 6:30 pm

    Gorgeous card! I am grateful for the unconditional love my parents gave me and in turn I instilled unconditional love to my family.
    Happy Easter???ReplyCancel

  • Beth. JonesApril 14, 2017 - 6:32 pm

    I love this design and the beautiful borders. I am most grateful for my salvation through Jesus Christ.ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQApril 14, 2017 - 7:04 pm

    Oh my, this is a gorgeous card. Love everything about it! Today, I am grateful that I got a significant amount of housekeeping “chores” done. I even made a “dent” in a couple of piles of items that needed my attention. I also was able to carry a full sized file cabinet downstairs for some of my card stock. Alleluia. Thank you Jesus! Happy Easter!ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantApril 14, 2017 - 7:37 pm

    Gorgeous card! I love the dies you used and the pretty embellishments!
    I am grateful for good health!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonApril 14, 2017 - 8:01 pm

    This is just such a lovely, lacy card. I love those Damask Borders!! So, so pretty!
    I am grateful that I serve a risen, living Savior.
    “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.” I Peter 2:24ReplyCancel

  • MaryApril 14, 2017 - 8:22 pm

    I’m so grateful for my family EVERY day!ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSApril 14, 2017 - 8:23 pm

    Love this very dainty card, Becca.
    I am grateful for our Lord and Savior, He has Risen, Alleluia, Happy Easter!
    Hugs to you Becca for all your kindness!
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Claire HorvathApril 14, 2017 - 8:40 pm

    Love this card and the dies and the message it sends. Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn YuApril 14, 2017 - 8:57 pm

    Another beautiful card that inspires me to continue using all my dies. I am grateful to our good Lord who has allowed us to live in this great country – flaws, Trump and all – experiencing all its beauty, freedom and people. Here’s wishing you a beautiful Easter Sunday.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy VondraApril 14, 2017 - 9:14 pm

    Beautiful card, lovely sentiment! I an so very thankful my two daughters and their families are Christian and live their lives for the Lord! My hubby and his family, too. It really makes holidays mean so much more when you know they believe and rejoice together.ReplyCancel

  • Sherry LowmasterApril 14, 2017 - 10:16 pm

    I am so thankful for Calvary and Jesus’ blood shed for us and our sin and all the blessings He has bestowed on us! I am thankful for my family and my church family.ReplyCancel

  • Bette SchroderApril 14, 2017 - 11:17 pm

    Gorgeous card!! I really like that border, but wish it was was a bit smaller. But I just may have to break down and try it anyway. What I am thankful for? Where do I start?? Family, health, friends, the green grass, the birds singing, more more day to thank God. I am so blessed!ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettApril 14, 2017 - 11:21 pm

    Beautiful card! You create such beautiful cards and so willing to share with all of us. Tomorrow, my husband and I celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. My husband told me last night I was the best thing that ever happened to him. He wouldn’t have had the success in life without me beside him, loving and supporting him. I feel truly blessed. Our dear friend found out this past week he has cancer. He said he may have cancer in his body, but he has Jesus in his heart and he will be just fine. Can’t ask for anything better. Feeling blessed.ReplyCancel

  • Ruthie ArmstrongApril 15, 2017 - 12:20 am

    Beautiful card Becca! I am grateful for where God has placed me at this time in my life. Happy Easter Becca!!ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenApril 15, 2017 - 12:57 am

    Once again you´ve made such a beauty here Becca. I love the beauty and the elegance, that always show in your cards.
    I´m sooo grateful for my loving family (kids and grandkids) and what they´ve become as adults, and such loving and caring people, they´ve turned into. What more can a mum ask for?
    Happy Easter everyone.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthApril 15, 2017 - 2:44 am

    Morning Becca, Oh fabulous !! When I get my damask border dies delivered I will be trying this technique, you always give us lots of ways to use your die sets, fabulous !!
    I am grateful for ‘wakening up’ today, and also grateful but saddened that Our Lord had to go through all that pain and suffering, for us !! Easter is a very poignant and thought-provoking time in our Religious Calendar.
    Enjoy your Easter Day Eve.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • shiApril 15, 2017 - 3:54 am

    another beautiful card Becca, what am i most grateful for My family of 8 5 boys and 3 girls my 18 grandchildren who are all well and happyReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithApril 15, 2017 - 5:33 am

    I am so thankful for the sacrifice Jesus made for my salvation that we honor this weekend. It is His resurrection that makes the darkness of His sacrifice shine with God”s holy light.

    I am also thankful for my family and especially my Mom, who has been in the hospital for 11 days with a very serious case of pneumonia. I know she is in God”s hands and at 85, I am grateful she is a woman of faith and has been an example to all who know her of a Godly woman.

    A lovely and elegant card again using my favorite border dies. I live your entire collection! Have a very blessed Easter!ReplyCancel

  • DianneApril 15, 2017 - 9:31 am

    Another beautiful creation Becca. You never cease to inspire me!

  • Penny GApril 15, 2017 - 10:06 am

    A beautiful card! I’m most grateful for my two boys who will always be the joy of my life.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Smith-KirkApril 15, 2017 - 12:42 pm

    Hi Becca
    You always make such beautiful cards, this is no exception your embellishments blow me away. I am most grateful that even though I have ill health issues I have such supportive friends and a fabulous patient husband, perusing blogs such as yours Becca really lift me up & keep me going. Happy Easter Becca hugs Jennifer x x xReplyCancel

  • Susan B.April 15, 2017 - 4:54 pm

    This is one of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen! I so hope I win this one!

    I am grateful for Gods love and blessings, the two beautiful daughters he blessed me with along with wonderful friends.

    Have a blessed Easter.ReplyCancel

  • Jean MarmoApril 15, 2017 - 6:19 pm

    Grateful for our two week old granddaughter! She is just perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Christine RayApril 15, 2017 - 9:25 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful card, Becca. There is so much to be thankful for I hardly know where to start. May you and your family have a blessed Easter.ReplyCancel

  • Rosemary TejaApril 16, 2017 - 8:30 pm

    I am most grateful every morning that the Lord allows me to wake
    up and greet each day with a new purpose ans beginningReplyCancel

  • SamanthaApril 17, 2017 - 12:21 am

    My husband taking care of me when my back gave out (medicine, meals, ice pack, massages, clean kitchen)!ReplyCancel

  • DevyApril 17, 2017 - 11:39 am

    Beautiful card, Becca! I am most thankful for our risen Lord and Savior, especially during this time that we celebrate His resurrection.ReplyCancel

  • Diane BrownApril 28, 2017 - 5:12 pm

    Gorgeous card Becca. I am most grateful that I am still alive I lost two sisters when they were in their 50’s and I am now in my 70’s, struggling, but I would rather be here seeing my grandson grow up and with my family I have left. I hear people grumbling about getting older but I say, hey, it’s better than the alternative.ReplyCancel